Started the Snowball

It may not look like it, but I’ve been putting in some work on this site. Finally, I’m able to get the benefits of it. In a nut shell, it will be a lot easier for me to update it now. This is a big deal because in order to get an update out there, it would take a minimum twenty minutes. Not really efficient.

I’ve stayed focused on getting little pieces done here and there and there’s always something that I know could be better, but I have to pick and choose battles. I don’t have as much time to dedicate on the project as I’d like, so I just make use of my time as best as I can. I can accept things being broken, or not being the best right now. There’s lots to do. I’ll just keep improving it.

Anyway, there will be some more notable changes coming up shortly. I’m chipping away at it, slowly but surely. Bye.

Larry • Monday, February 12, 2018 12:06 PM

Sleep

I’ve really started to refocus where my attention goes in the past few weeks. It has already made a bit of a difference and made me realize how much there is that I’d like to do. There’s seriously a huge list of things that at some point I’d like to spend some time at least trying and seeing what it is like.

Sleep has always been one area where I’ve sort of neglected. In my head I was all about just getting things done, and you can sleep later. But as I’ve been reading and applying a lot of what I learned, sleep allows a better quality of life. Sure you can sleep for 4 hours a night, and be up for 20 hours, but you won’t be as efficient as if you were to get the 7-9 hours your body needs. Is the difference in hours and efficiency going to make it a moot point? I’m starting to think no.

Maybe it is because I’m getting older that I value sleep more. Maybe it has been the years of having a messed up sleep schedule catching up to me. But I have seen the benefits in a few areas almost instantly and I attribute it to getting enough sleep.

Larry • Sunday, February 04, 2018 2:11 AM

Snow at the Night

Last night, I was walking with Diesel. It was snowing and about 12:30 in the morning. If you don’t like snow, I recommend going for a walk at a similar time, in similar conditions. The snow acts as a sound insulation.

There’s a different silence at that time than any other time.It is just very calm.There is no traffic, there’s no people out making noise. It really is the best time.And the heavier the snow storm, the better.It is one of those things that people do not appreciate about the snow. You hear them complain about the cold, wet and driving, but other than that, you don’t hear too many complaints.I love the way the snow looks, and I enjoy how it feels as I’m walking over it. I don’t get cold since I dress appropriately, and people are hiding inside so just that makes things a bit more quiet and enjoyable.

Larry • Monday, January 15, 2018 3:16 PM

Resident Evil Revisited

Twenty years ago, my brother and I used to play the original Resident Evil games together. They were outstanding and also scared me like crazy. We were never very good, so there was a lot of running back and forth calmly until we figured out where to go, what door to open, etc. Then when you’re not expecting, something would occur to scare us. The game had sequels and eventually morphed into more of an action game and we lost interest.

A while back, they remade the original. I thought it’d be a fun thing to do with our time off to play together, like the old days. So I play, and he watches as I stream and we figure out what is going on. This works great because he remembers the original better than I do. When he knows something about to happen, he allows it to happen and makes me jump 10 feet in the air. Then he laughs at my reaction.

They did an excellent job with the game. There are new things to do and most of the classic pieces are there. There are some things that are nods to the original, but tweaked just slightly to make it fresh. I’m enjoying it a lot. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve enjoyed games that are a bit more slow paced compared to the quick reflex blockbuster titles that everyone talks about. For example, one of my favorite series is Civilization. I can sit, analyze, have a snack as I’m playing. Doing the laundry while playing isn’t a big deal, and so on.

So I’m looking forward to finishing the game, and it is a great way to have a bit of nostalgia, get back into video games and so on.

Larry • Wednesday, December 27, 2017 2:39 PM

Blogs

I listen to podcasts fairly frequently. It seems there is a podcast for everything on every level. I’ll put a podcast on at nearly any time. I have that luxury that I can put on a podcast when I’m working, cooking, or when I’m cleaning. I’m always wearing headphones, and listening to something, and a lot of times it is a podcast.

Monday Morning Podcast

The Monday Morning Podcast is the first podcast I really got into.Before this one, I honestly thought podcasts were dumb. At the time I got into this podcast, I was in need of a laugh. I found a comedian I liked, and just threw his stuff on youtube, and left it on auto-play.Eventually, it just started playing clips from the podcast, and I switched over.

Bill Burr is a stand up comedian, and his podcast is just him rambling.It sounds awful, but it is outstanding.Burr has no one to lean on during his podcast, so he ends up just talking about what is going on in his life. For example, doing work on his house becomes hilarious as he vents frustration with how much he hates the person who owned the house before him.Because Burr has legendary storytelling and delivery because of his profession, it is really easy to listen to.

InvestTalk

InvestTalk helps people in the stock market, with their retirement, financial planning, and just evaluating their holdings.

This is a great place to start when you’re learning to invest in the market a bit more actively. Sure you can look online and see what all of those numbers and statistics mean, but numbers don’t tell the whole story.Different sectors of the market have different behaviors, and by using the same criteria to evaluate all of them isn’t the greatest thing. The reason you would listen to this podcast is to start learning.If you knew everything that was being discussed, you wouldn’t want to listen.

Backyard Booking Podcast

The Backyard Booking Podcast is hosted by Jake and Thoma – two guys in their mid 20’s out of the Pittsburgh area. They don’t have a huge following, and you won’t see them being talked about anywhere.Their podcast is focused on, but not limited to professional wrestling. But a lot of time, it is just two good friends making each other laugh.

I really enjoy listening to this.Jake and Thoma clearly have known each other a long time, and have similar senses of humor.I’m not a huge fan of pro wrestling anymore, There are times where they’ll be talking about things that I know nothing about, yet I still find it entertaining.They’ll throw a call back in there to the world of pro wrestling which helps me understand or just laugh. They’re not censored, they’re not answering to anyone, they’re not pandering – it is just entertaining and easy to listen to.

Larry • Friday, December 22, 2017 7:31 AM

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